Bryan Fischer sees being a lesbian as an abuse of power…

… or something.

For those of you who aren’t aware of Bryan Fischer, he’s a fantastically bigoted and homophobic wingnut, who’s currently the “Director of Issues Analysis” for the equally loathsome “American Family Association.”

Just go give you a potted summary of what this creature thinks his version of politics and Christianity are all about, here’s a few examples:

  • Fischer thinks that Anders Behring Breivik’s analysis of the Muslim threat to Europe is “accurate” – although equally ironically, he goes on to call Breivik a “jihadist” for killing 80 people. Presumably because in what passes for Fischer’s mind, a fundamentalist Christian cannot be a terrorist.
  • The US’s First Amendment doesn’t apply to Muslims. Or Mormons, for that matter. As this dipshit says,

“The First Amendment was written by the Founders to protect the free exercise of Christianity. They were making no effort to give special protections to Islam.,The Founders were not writing a suicide pact when they wrote the First Amendment.”

  • Of course, as with most so-called people of Christ, it’s when he turns to homosexuality, that his true bigotry comes to the fore. He’s called for is to be criminalised, with compulsory reparative therapy for gays, and has basically spouted the worst kind of bigotry associated with the kind of homophobe who is one day caught in a public toilet, blowing a well-built young man. Time will tell.

Fischer is also one of those idiots whose need to express his outrage often comes at the expense of engaging his brain. Following the news that Texas governor, Rick Perry, had been indicted for “abusing his power” – something I thought most politicians did naturally – Fisher took to Twitter, to express his outrage… er… not at thew finding, but at the sexuality of the DA, Rosemary Lehmberg, prosecuting the case:

Twitter_BryanJFischer_I_ve_just_received_credible_..._-_2014-08-16_09.10.55I’m not going to go into the background of the case; you can read a good summary here, but the basics are the following:

  • Lehmberg, a Democrat, was arrested for DUI
  • Perry, claiming she had lost the confidence of her electorate, demanded she resign her post
  • Lehmberg refused, (rightly) realising that Perry would appoint her successor, and as her department included the Public Integrity Unit, which investigates the ethical breaches of state politicians, didn’t feel like ensuring control of this went to another Perry crony
  • Perry first threatened, and then withheld funding from the Public Integrity Unit, using his personal veto to “zero out the Public Integrity Unit’s budget.” It seems that in Texas, even the dick moves are bigger.

However, one has to wonder – outside of his being a bigoted fucktard, that is – just how an entire Grand Jury handing down an indictment, is an abuse of power by a woman? Even if she is a lesbian. For that matter, the sleazebag makes it sound as if he’s done some super sleuthing and uncovered evidence that she bats for the other team. Of course, all Fischer had to do is turn to Google to find that Ms Lehmberg has been proudly out for years – going back to 2008, as my own brief sleuthing could find.

Then again, we already know his opinions about homosexuality, but it seems our finest mind of the 14th century, also isn’t too keen on women holding public office, or being in the military, preferring them – as with most conservative idiots – to be convenient breeding machines for the menfolk. So, naturally, one can envision a bigot like Fischer frothing at the mouth, when confronted with an uppity, gay woman pulling the rug from beneath a pillar of the conservative movement. Then again, if somebody like Rick Perry is indeed a pillar of the conservative movement, then they have far bigger problems that seeing some of their stars falling foul of the law.

But what is interesting is that Fischer doesn’t say just what abuse of power Lehmberg has committed. For him, just being a lesbian – or most likely, a woman – in a position of authority, is an abuse of power for him, because in his bigoted, backwards mind, they have no right to be there. Then again, his own “credible” source has let him down. Besides being the catalyst for Perry’s comeuppance, Lehmberg had nothing to do with the Grand Jury indictment – that being lead by court-appointed special prosecutor Michael McCrum.


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Fever Pitch

So, there’s been another outbreak of Ebola in Africa. Although this is by far the worst outbreak in memory, it isn’t really anything new for the people who live in those areas. What is new, however, is that not only has that pesky virus now gone and infected white Americans, at least one of them has been brought back to America, to receive treatment.

Which, of course, has the right-wing fucktards flailing wildly, as “Ebola” becomes the new catchphrase amongst the conservative bottom feeders. As one would expect, it’s not that they actually know what Ebola is, or where it comes from – it’s just another excuse for them to a) blame Obama for something and use it as a scare tactic for their equally dumbass base, for whatever other talking points there are.

So, let’s kick off with the one Republican House member, whose grip on reality is so tenuous, that she makes Alex Jones look like a beacon of sanity. Yes, Michele Bachmann – who sadly isn’t standing for re-election, thereby depriving comedians everywhere of material – heard the word “Ebola,” engaged her three braincells, called a news conference, and showed that when it comes to competition for America’s Dumbest person, Louis Gohmert has serious competition:

“People from Yemen, Iran, Iraq and other terrorist nations are making their way up through America’s southern border because they see that it’s a green light, they can easily get in,” Bachmann warned. “Not only people with potentially terrorist activities, but also very dangerous weapons are going to cross our border in addition to very dangerous drugs, and also life-threatening diseases, potentially including Ebola and other diseases like that.”

Yes, that’s right – in one convenient word-turd, Bachmann suddenly makes the humanitarian crisis at the US’s southern border, not only about those nasty Muslims trying to infiltrate the country – cunningly disguised as scared children – but also that they’re bringing Ebola with them. Of course, given that there hasn’t been a single case of Ebola in those “terrorist nations” (and why didn’t Saudi Arabia make the list?) in the history of ever, doesn’t matter to somebody like Bachmann, for whom  – like many American conservatives – facts are merely an inconvenience to be ignored.

However, Bachmann wasn’t quite finished with her own special brand of batshit insanity yet. She still has to implicate Obama in all of this (and no doubt come up with some new way to impeach the Black Man in the White House), and admittedly, she’s come up with a novel reason – Obama’s letting the kids in, in order to provide medicial researchers with a cheap source of test subjects:

“Now President Obama is trying to bring all of those foreign nationals, those illegal aliens to the country and he has said that he will put them in the foster care system,” Bachmann said. “That’s more kids that you can see how – we can’t imagine doing this, but if you have a hospital and they are going to get millions of dollars in government grants if they can conduct medical research on somebody, and a Ward of the state can’t say ‘no,’ a little kid can’t say ‘no’ if they’re a Ward of the state; so here you could have this institution getting millions of dollars from our government to do medical experimentation and a kid can’t even say ‘no.’ It’s sick.”

Where does this woman get her ideas?? But, she’s not alone in this, of course. Fellow Republicans and terrible excuses for human beings Todd Rokita and Larry Bucshon have also jumped on the Ebola bandwagon, claiming “we need to know the condition of these kids.” The way Republicans are jumping through hoops to find a way to deny these kids access to America is amazing. From blaming them for carrying Ebola, to Louis Gohmert’s ludicrous claim that it’s all part of a Marxist plot to undermine the electral base of the Republican Party, by diluting their strongholds with brown people. Gosh, I wonder if it even crossed what passes for Gohmert’s mind that if his party didn’t act like such utter cunts to those brown people, they wouldn’t need to worry about never gaining their support.

And where would we be without notorious attention whore and terrible human being Ann Coulter, putting up her hand and smearing her own special brand of feces on the internet? Somebody (it might have been Jezebel, I’m too lazy to search for it) once described what Coulter does as performance art. And I totally buy into that – Coulter acts like the misanthropic cunt she is, not 100% because she is a misanthropic cunt, but because she gets to revel in the simultaneous love of her base of inbred, dribbling rednecks, as well as the outrage her carefully chosen comments cause amongst any human being with a soul.

This, of course, makes her not just a attention whore, but a despicable creature with the social responsibility of an incontinent rhino on a croquet lawn. How else could she, with a clear conscience, write:

I wonder how the Ebola doctor feels now that his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered.

What was the point?

Whatever good Dr. Kent Brantly did in Liberia has now been overwhelmed by the more than $2 million already paid by the Christian charities Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA just to fly him and his nurse home in separate Gulfstream jets, specially equipped with medical tents, and to care for them at one of America’s premier hospitals. (This trip may be the first real-world demonstration of the economics of Obamacare.)

Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?

There may be no reason for panic about the Ebola doctor, but there is reason for annoyance at Christian narcissism.

Yes, fuck that doctor for going to Africa and trying to help black people. Damn his Christian narcissism, for daring to act like Jesus suggested people should act.

You see, that is why I want to believe that what Coulter does is performance art, because if she genuinely means the vile crap she writes, then I hope that she dies, screaming. Because the planet doesn’t need people like her.

On the subject of people this planet doesn’t need, Lou Dobbs popped on Faux News to slam Obama for daring not to mention that it was a white doctor helping all those darkies over in Africa:

There was an opportunity for the president to say … that those two white people were in Africa caring for thousands of black people and they should be saluted and regarded as heroes.

Really, Lou? And what about all the local medical staff who’ve given their lives caring for the population? Should they be saluted and treated as heroes too? Or do you save your praise purely for white folk?

Still, at least that’s a step up from Donald Trump, who doesn’t even want any Ebola patients in the country. Which confuses me somewhat – conservatives are always going on about how great the US of A is, and yet somehow they seem to feel that the greatest country on Earth, doesn’t have the capability to handle a few quarantine cases.

And of course, there’s Alex Jones and his merry crew – spouting off about a) how many deaths in the US the government is already covering up and b) how the Ebola outbreak is a false flag, designed to allow the implementation of martial law and for Obama to take all your guns.

I bet all these little conservative talking heads all sink to their knees at bedtime and thank their god that a white American contracted Ebola, otherwise it would just be a news item most Americans wouldn’t give a fuck about.

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This is Why the Aliens Won’t Talk to Us

To paraphrase Carl Sagan:
In one unremarkable galaxy among hundreds of billions, there is an unremarkable star among hundreds of billions of stars in that one galaxy. Around that star revolves a world with life. Some people who live on that world believe they are the center of the universe.

“I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life.”

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America the Bigoted

Ok, now let me start off by saying that I honestly don’t give a damn about the Superbowl. I don’t get the hype, I don’t get the razzmatazz, I don’t get the breathless anticipation over the half-time shoe and most of all, I don’t get American football. I do get that it’s all about money.. big money… big money brought in by advertisers. Which is why the one football game I’ve ever seen took three hours to broadcast a game that lasts an hour – all the ad breaks. Yes, every time they stop play – which seems to be every 10 seconds – there’s an ad break.

 So, when you have the biggest thing on American TV going on, you’d expect the advertisers to get some bang for the many, many bucks they’re spending and put out something catchy or edgy to get people talking.

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Welcome to 2014!

I know, Dear Reader, I know. I have sadly let this humble blog gather dust during the last year. The road to hell and good intentions and all that. However, 2014 is the year that I promise to kick, beat and pummel this back into life.

After all, when “they” dish up goodies like this, it would be remiss of me not to point and laugh:

exYeah, we couldn’t make it up.

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The Ignorant Scum Raise Their Voices Again

Oh dear.

I suppose given the general level of batshit insanity that US politics has descended into, it would take something out of the ordinary for this blog to creak back into life again. Even then, it could be argued that given the monumental ignorance displayed on an almost daily basis by vast swathes of the American population, this isn’t that out of the ordinary. But it made me mad… mad enough to either vent my spleen on my humble blog, or punch a kitten in the face. Fortunately for you, Dear Reader, there were no kittens in my immediate vicinity.

So the new Miss America has been crowned. Now, I must stress upfront that I would rather crush my balls in a garlic press, than watch a beauty pageant. Not because I support some radical feminist point of view, but because the idea of watching vacuous bimbos, wearing smiles so fake they threaten to unhinge the top half of their empty heads, reciting inane answers to equally inane questions and parading around like cattle at an auction, makes me weep for the future of mankind. And yes, I used words like “vacuous” and “empty heads” and I’m sure somebody will say “Oh, but some of them have degrees and the winner wants to be a doctor!” to which I reply, “Fuck you. Fuck you and the sanctimonious sack of bullshit you rode in on.” It’s great that they have degrees and want to make something of themselves, but if they need to prance around, half naked, in order to make their mark on the world, then they are vacuous, empty headed bimbos. Sure, they all want to change the world – if you believe their scripted answers – but who even remembers who won a year or two ago? When did a Miss America, or Miss Universe (seriously, could you get more pretentious?) for that matter, ever do anything to change the world, besides be the pretty face of some or other charity for a few months, before fading into the background, to marry some playboy?

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Same Old Story

“I can sell you lies
You can’t get enough
Make a true believer of
Anyone, anyone, anyone (Chvrches, Lies)

So… Ray Comfort has a new documentary out, called “Evolution vs. God.” As Bananaman himself describes it:

What do scientists from top universities say when they are asked to give the most compelling evidence they can for Darwinian Evolution? This special video download contains some of today’s most explicit “proof” that evolutionism is a religious belief—and the evidence comes from interviews of several of Charles Darwin’s leading modern disciples! An amazing look at modern-day atheism.

Needless to say, Comfort’s fellow charlatans in Ken Ham, Kirk Cameron and Ron Fathauer are all creaming their pants over it, as they engage in sycophantic mutual masturbation. Pride of place to go to Fathauer, who claims:

Dawkins will have a cow.

Yeah. From laughing.

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